Artist: Matthew Hillier Medium: Oil Dimensions: 9" x 26"
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About Matthew Hillier
Matthew Hillier's extraordinary wildlife paintings offer the viewer a unique vantage point. His paintings express more than the physical characteristics of a species; they reveal the artist’s passion for his subjects.
Although he now resides in the U.S., Hillier was born in Buckinghamshire, England, in 1958 and has spent most his life on the south coast of England. Drawing and painting animals is something he has loved to do since he was a child. Hillier’s father was a museum designer who taught his son the rudiments of painting with watercolor, a medium Hillier used during his years as an illustrator, along with gouache. He is now best known for his acrylic paintings, although he loves the challenge of oils.
Traveling widely in search of subjects to study and paint, Hillier has visited Africa many times, India, other parts of Europe and throughout Southeast Asia. He loves the big cats and rhinos and finds himself drawn to water birds. Since moving to the States, he has begun painting marine subjects and North American animals in addition to the dramatic African and bird subjects for which he is renowned.